Category Archives: Programs

19 Mar

2015 Samford Fellowship Awarded to Grandmasters Samuel Sevian and Kayden Troff

2014 Chessplayer-Scholar Award Winners! Chess players shown are three of the five winners: Aleksandr, Varun and Jeevan.
02 Feb

2015 Scholar-Chessplayer Awards: Now receiving applications. Deadline is March 1st, 2015.

U.S. CHESS TRUST OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2015 Contact: / NATIONAL SCHOLAR-CHESSPLAYER AWARDS – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS The annual National Scholar-Chessplayer Awards Program is accepting applications from High School Juniors & Seniors. Current members of the ...

Jacqueline Piatigorsky
01 Oct

2014 Annual Letter

47 YEARS “SAYING YES TO CHESS” October 2014 Dear Chess Supporter: Change is a part of all successful organizations. The U.S. Chess Trust has benefited for many years from the services of Barbara DeMaro, most recently as our Managing Director. She ...

Denker Opening, VincentYang, Mitchell Denker and Barbara DeMaro, US Chess Trust Managing Director.
01 Oct

Annual Letter

45 YEARS “SAYING YES TO CHESS” October 2013 Dear Chess Supporter: This has been an exciting year for American chess and the U.S. Chess Trust. Representing the Trust, I was delighted to take part in the opening ceremony of the ...

GM Alejandro Ramirez, Photo Credit, Saint Louis Chess Club USChess Champs.
30 Aug

2014 Annual Samford Fellowship Announced

Frank P. Samford, Jr. Chess Fellowship The Frank P. Samford Jr. Chess Fellowship is pleased to announce its twenty eighth consecutive annual award. The Fellowship was created by the late Frank P. Samford of Birmingham, Alabama to advance the game ...

Long Fellow Elementary in Lorain, Ohio Chess Club
23 Dec

Chess Programs

The U.S. Chess Trust helps support the following Chess Programs & Events: (Click on available links for additional Program/Resources details) Chess for Youth Sets for Vets Denker Tournament for High School Champions World Youth Championship Collegiate Final Four Scholar Chess ...

I.S. 318, Students, Photo by Dora Leticia ©
14 Nov

For Teachers & Coaches

Resources for Teachers & Coaches Guide To Scholastic Chess (PDF Download) Children and Chess (PDF Download) (Alexey W. Root author) A Beginners Guide to Coaching Scholastic Chess (PDF Download) (Ralph Bowman author) Teaching Chess in the 21st Century (PDF Download) ...

14 Nov

Sets for Vets

A special thanks to Anna Matlin and the 5th grade class in Berkley Heights, NJ for their donation! The New Jersey State Chess Federation (NJSCF) “Sets for Vets” has been a great success. In 2005 $13,750 was raised by the ...

U.S. Chess Trust President, Jim Eade
11 Jun

Getting to Know Us: Find Out More About Our Chess Programs & Resources

The U.S. Chess Trust is an independent 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. The U.S. Chess Trust’s promotes and supports chess in the community through our programs, and by providing resources that help support our mission.  In addition, we also actively support charities ...

20 May

The U.S. Chess Trust Provides Free Chess Equipment and USCF Memberships for Needy Students

Click Here for the Chess-for-Youth-Form Playing chess has proven to help students enhance their creativity, improve their power of concentration, develop and expand critical thinking skills, boost memory and retention, and achieve superior academic performance. Additionally, chess has been shown ...

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